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NLM Medicine in the Americas

Medicine in the Americas – a digital library project of the U.S. National Library of Medicine – consists of works which demonstrate the evolution of American medicine from seventeenth-century colonial frontier outposts to twentieth-century research hospitals.

Drawing on the collections of NLM's History of Medicine Division, Medicine in the Americas encompasses works dating as early as 1610 and printed in the United States and around the New World, including Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada.

Digital files created for Medicine in the Americas also reside in NLM's Digital Collections, a repository for access to and preservation of digitized biomedical resources which allows rich searching, browsing and retrieval of monographs and films from NLM's History of Medicine Division.

Medicine in the Americas is made possible in part through the participation of the National Library of Medicine in the Medical Heritage Library, a digital curation collaborative supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and administered by the Open Knowledge Commons.



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Medicine 740
Homeopathy 562
American Civil War 472
Physicians 408
Military Personnel 360
Materia Medica 294
Yellow Fever 267
Societies, Medical 261
Education, Medical 238
Therapeutics 238
Surgical Procedures, Operative 235
Confederate States of America. Army 216
Phytotherapy 205
Military Medicine 204
Hospitals, Military 198
Hygiene 195
Clinical Medicine 194
Anatomy 193
Pharmaceutical Preparations 176
Disease Outbreaks 171
Schools, Medical 152
Physiological Phenomena 139
Genital Diseases, Female 133
General Surgery 132
Tuberculosis, Pulmonary 127
Hospitals, Psychiatric 124
United States. Army 124
Obstetrics 119
World War I 119
Chemistry 114
Physiological Processes 111
Constitution and Bylaws 110
Mental Disorders 109
Military Hygiene 109
Disease 106
Character 103
Child 102
Dissent and Disputes 101
Fever 98
Public Health 97
Smallpox 97
Midwifery 96
Mineral Waters 95
Phrenology 93
Epidemics 91
Pediatrics 90
Sanitation 88
Hydrotherapy 87
Electric Stimulation Therapy 86
Philosophy, Medical 86
Eye Diseases 81
Equipment and Supplies 80
Skin Diseases 77
Cholera 75
Nonprescription Drugs 75
Plants, Medicinal 75
Ethics, Medical 74
Professional Practice 74
Relief Work 74
Physiology 72
Syphilis 72
Jurisprudence 69
Sexually Transmitted Diseases 68
Quarantine 67
Health Behavior 66
Forensic Medicine 65
Typhoid Fever 65
Diet 64
Infant Care 64
Malaria 64
Fractures, Bone 63
Hypnosis 63
Pregnancy Complications 62
Pregnancy 61
Anniversaries and Special Events 57
Chemical Phenomena 57
Mortality 57
Vaccination 57
Temperance 56
Dentistry 55
Pathologic Processes 55
Personnel Management 55
Religion and Medicine 53
Faculty, Medical 52
History of Medicine 51
Delivery, Obstetric 50
Eclecticism, Historical 49
Heart Diseases 49
Respiratory Tract Diseases 49
Diphtheria 48
Health Resorts 48
Nostrums 48
Tooth Diseases 48
Climate 47
Infant 47
Curriculum 46
Drug Therapy 46
Natural History 46
Alcohol Drinking 45
Genital Diseases, Male 45
Reproduction 45
Tuberculosis 45
Medicine, Traditional 44
Mentally Ill Persons 44
Ether, Ethyl 43
Influenza, Human 43
Wounds and Injuries 43
Inflammation 42
Charities 41
Communicable Diseases 41
Dyspepsia 41
Gynecologic Surgical Procedures 41
Science 41
Codes of Ethics 40
Pathology 40
Water Supply 40
Women's Health 40
Balneology 39
Child Care 39
Nervous System Diseases 39
Physical Examination 39
Public Health Administration 39
Social Welfare 39
Wounds, Gunshot 39
Communicable Disease Control 38
Urinalysis 38
Homicide 37
Lung Diseases 37
Morton, W. T. G. (William Thomas Green), 1819-1868 37
Nursing Care 37
Marriage 36
Prisons 36
Sanitary Engineering 36
Universities 36
Alcoholism 35
Dissection 35
Gynecology 35
Horse Diseases 35
Hospitals, Special 35
United States Sanitary Commission 35
Masturbation 34
Plants 34
Ovariectomy 33
Quackery 33
Resuscitation 33
Sexual Behavior 33
Uterine Diseases 33
Alcoholic Beverages 32
Anatomy, Regional 32
Complementary Therapies 32
Cooking 32
Croup 32
Fund Raising 32
Gonorrhea 32
Indians, North American 32
Naval Medicine 32
Ventilation 31
Veterinary Medicine 31
Diagnosis 30
Drug Compounding 30
Societies 30
Christianity 29
Ear Diseases 29
Hernia 29
Plant Preparations 29
Surgical Instruments 29
U.S. General Hospital No. 18 (Waynesville, N.C.) 29
Botany 28
Education 28
Health 28
Hospitals 28
Respiratory Therapy 28
Uterine Neoplasms 28
Artificial Limbs 27
Chronic Disease 27
First Aid 27
Legislation, Medical 27
Longevity 27
Obstetric Labor Complications 27
Pneumonia 27
Typhus, Epidemic Louse-Borne 27
Women 27
Anesthesia, Inhalation 26
Dysentery 26
Electricity 26
Neoplasms 26
Oral Hygiene 26
Orthopedics 26
Ships 26
Topography, Medical 26
Ambulances 25
Diagnosis, Differential 25
Disabled Persons 25
Horses 25
Physical Phenomena 25
Rectal Diseases 25
Respiration 25
Schools 25
Students, Medical 25
Water 25
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by Harris, Chapin Aaron, 1806-1860; Harris, Chapin Aaron, 1806-1860. Dictionary of dental science, biography, bibliography, and medical terminology
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Rev. ed. of A dictionary of dental science, biography, bibliography, and medical terminology, 1849
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Topics: Dentistry, Medicine, Terminology as Topic
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by Hippocrates; Coxe, John Redman, 1773-1864; Galen
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NLM copy 1, stamp of Mott Memorial Library on t.p
Topics: History of Medicine, History, Ancient, Greek World
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by Coxe, John Redman, 1773-1864; Fox, Joseph, 1759-1832. A new medical dictionary; Fry, William, 1777-1855, printer; Thomas Dobson and Son, publisher
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A page-for-page reprint of the Philadelphia 1808 edition
Topic: Medicine
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Topic: Medicine
The Medical Heritage Library
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NLM copy imperfect: all after p. 376 wanting
Topic: Homeopathy
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Topic: Medicine
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by Hahnemann, Samuel, 1755-1843; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor. DNLM; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner. DNLM; Dudgeon, R. E. (Robert Ellis), 1820-1904
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Translation of various essays
Topic: Homeopathy
NLM copy, inscription of Frank [Gall?], Baltimore, Md., Oct. 7th, 1858; gift stamp of Miss Digges
Topic: Medicine
Includes index
Topic: Medicine
The Medical Heritage Library
by United States. War Dept. Inspector General's Office; Steuben, Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin, Baron von, 1730-1794; Doolittle, Amos, 1754-1832, engraver; United States. Congress. Act to provide for the national defence, by establishing an uniform militia
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The author statement appears on the t.p. after the edition statement
Topics: Military Personnel, Military Medicine
"The basis of the present work is Dr. [Joseph] Fox's 'New medical dictionary, revised and augmented by Dr. [Thomas] Bradley'" - p. [v]
Topic: Medicine
Translation of The male generative organs in health and disease
Topics: Genitalia, Male, Genital Diseases, Male
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by Rapou, Aug. (Auguste); Granville, Arthur Alleyn, translator; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor. DNLM; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner. DNLM; Grosvenor Library, former owner
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Translation of De la fièvre typhoïde et de son traitement homoeopathique
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Topics: Typhoid Fever, Homeopathy
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Microfilm
Topic: Marijuana Abuse
With 32 p. of advertisements at the end
Topics: Medicine, Physiology
The Medical Heritage Library
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Translation of Elémens d'hygiène, ou, De l'influence des choses physiques et morales sur l'homme et des moyens de conserver la santé
Topics: Hygiene, Health Behavior
Includes index
Topic: Medicine
Previous ed. has title: Medical lexicon
Topic: Medicine
NLM copy, inscription to [Wm.?] R. DeWitt Jr., M.D. from Richard Clements, M.D
Topic: Medicine
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by Barton, William P. C. (William Paul Crillon), 1786-1856; Barton, William P. C. (William Paul Crillon), 1786-1856, illustrator; Parker, Daniel, 1782-1846, dedicatee
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This edition is listed in Poore's Descriptive cat. of government publications, p. 115, with note that it was "purchased by the Government, for distribution among officials."
Topics: Pennsylvania Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.), United States. Navy. Medical Dept, Hospitals, Military,...
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by Gardner, D. P. (Daniel Pereira), d. 1853; Hooper, Robert, 1773-1835. Lexicon medicum; Grant, Klein
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Based on the 7th London ed. of Hooper's Lexicon medicum, rev. by Klein Grant
Topic: Medicine
Previous ed. has title: Dictionary of medical science
Topic: Medicine
The Medical Heritage Library
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NLM copy bound second in pamphlet volume W6 P3 v.240
Topics: Fever, Nonprescription Drugs
The Medical Heritage Library
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Includes index
Topic: Homeopathy
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by Jeanes, Jacob, 1800-1877; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor. DNLM; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner. DNLM
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First American book on homeopathy
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Topic: Homeopathy
NLM copy, stamp of E.P. Cook, M.D
Topic: Medicine
The Medical Heritage Library
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Half-title: Patogenesia brasileña
Topic: Homeopathy
Added t.p. in German
Topic: Medicine
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by Aristotle, pseud; Salmon, William, 1644-1713
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Attributed to William Salmon. Cf. Brit. Mus. cat
Topics: Sex Education, Gynecology, Obstetrics, Reproduction
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Topic: Medicine
Condition reviewed
Topics: Abortion, Spontaneous, Abortion, Spontaneous, Homeopathy
The Medical Heritage Library
by Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784; Walker, John, 1732-1807; Maxwell, James, publisher; Maxwell, James, printer; Fairman, Gideon, 1774-1827, engraver; Bayne-Jones, Stanhope, 1888-1970, donor; Smith, Erwin F. (Erwin Frink), 1854-1927, former owner
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Second issue of the first American edition
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by Bulliard, Pierre, 1752-1793; Richard, Louis-Claude, 1754-1821; Eaton, Amos, 1776-1842, translator
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Apparently a translation by Amos Eaton of Pierre Bulliard's Dictionnaire élémentaire de botanique, which was revised by L.-C. Richard in 1799
Topic: Botany
Microfilm
Topics: Medicine, Botany
The Medical Heritage Library
by Jahr, G. H. G. (Gottlieb Heinrich Georg), 1800-1875; Kitchen, James, 1800-1894, translator; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor. DNLM; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner. DNLM
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First homeopathic pharmacopoeia published in the U.S. Cf. Winston
Topics: Pharmacopoeias, Homeopathic, Materia Medica
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by Hoblyn, Richard D. (Richard Dennis), 1803-1886; Hays, Isaac, 1796-1879
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Half-title: A dictionary of medical terms
Topic: Medicine
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by Hempel, Charles J. (Charles Julius), 1811-1879; Buchner, Joseph Benedict; Gruner, Carl Ernst; Jahr, G. H. G. (Gottlieb Heinrich Georg), 1800-1875; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor. DNLM; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner. DNLM
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Includes index
Topics: Materia Medica, Pharmacopoeias, Homeopathic
NLM copy, imperfect: plate incomplete, shows only figs. 5-8
Topic: Medicine
The Medical Heritage Library
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The same two parts were previously published under this title in "the seventh New-England edition" (1813) "A treasure of health" (p. [67]-71) is attributed to Hippocrates in the pref. to the version of the main work published in London in 1749 under title: Aristotle's compleat master piece. In three parts
Topics: Reproduction, Sexual Behavior, Congenital Abnormalities, Midwifery
Includes index
Topic: Homeopathy
NLM copy, inscription, Ed. Nolan, Wm. C. Kazsner, Wm. G. Hamilton; Property of Dr. T.C. Wheaton, Milleville N.J. July 1873, on front pastedown; D.L. Trites' book, C.S. Trites' book on t.p
Topic: Medicine
Published in Madrid, 1844-1850
Topics: Clinical Medicine, Internal Medicine
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Topic: Chemistry
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by Culpeper, Nicholas, 1616-1654; Allen, John, 1660?-1727?, printer; Boone, Nicholas, 1679-1738, bookseller; Henchman, Daniel, 1689-1761, bookseller; Edwards, John, d. 1725, printer; Royal College of Physicians of London
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Originally published in 1649 under title: "A physicall directory; or, A translation of the London dispensatory, made by the Colledge of Physicians in London [Wing C7540]," itself a translation of the Pharmacopoeia Londinensis of 1618. Cf. Wellcome, II. p. 414, and Austin
Topics: Materia Medica, Pharmaceutical Preparations
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by Hahnemann, Samuel, 1755-1843
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Condensed Portugese translation of Reine Arzneimittellehre
Topics: Homeopathy, Materia Medica
Final 32 p. of v. 1 is publisher's catalog
Topic: Yellow Fever
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by Hahnemann, Samuel, 1755-1843; Hering, Constantine, 1800-1880
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Topic: Homeopathy
Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Drug Prescriptions, Pharmaceutical Preparations
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by Williams, Thomas, 1815-1891; Calvert, James, 1813-1892; Rowe, George Stringer
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Cultural Characteristics, Oceanic Ancestry Group, Missions and Missionaries
A revised edition was published by the same publisher in 1811 under title: The American medical lexicon
Topics: Medicine, Science
English 2nd ed. published 1845 with title: A cyclopaedia of practical receipts and collateral information
Topic: Technology
Part 2 has special title page. An earlier edition (Frankfort, 1815) was published under title: Valuable vegetable medical prescriptions, for the cure of all nervous and putrid disorders
Topics: Carter, Richard, b. 1786, Phytotherapy, Materia Medica
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by Hooper, Robert, 1773-1835; Quincy, John, d. 1722. Lexicon physico-medicum; Warner, Benjamin, 1786-1821, publisher; Parker, Edward, bookseller, publisher; M. Carey & Son, publisher; Griggs & Co., printer
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In his preface the author states that this is an almost completely new work, and not merely a revision of John Quincy's Lexicon medicum, which was first published in 1717
Topic: Medicine
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by Rayer, Pierre François Olive, 1793-1867; Bell, John, 1796-1872
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Translation of Traité théoretique et pratique des maladies de la peau
Topic: Skin Diseases
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by Richerand, A. (Anthelme), 1779-1840; Mazarem, Joaquim da Rocha, 1775-1849, editor
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Extracts translated from Nosographie chirurgicale
Topics: Inflammation, Ulcer, Fever
The Medical Heritage Library
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Dentistry, Medicine
In his preface the author states that this is an almost completely new work, and not merely a revision of John Quincy's Lexicon medicum, which was first published in 1717
Topic: Medicine
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by Salverte, Eusèbe, 1771-1839; Thomson, Anthony Todd, 1778-1849
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Translation of Des sciences occultes
Topics: Occultism, Magic, Parapsychology
"A catalogue of the names of those ladies and gentlemen, who have subscribed for the American herbal"--p. [24]-36
Topics: Plants, Medicinal, Medicine, Traditional, Materia Medica
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by Ruoff, A. J. Friedrich; Okie, A. Howard (Abraham Howard), translator; Humphrey, Gideon, 1779-1872; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor. DNLM; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner. DNLM
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Translation of Repertorium für die homöopathische Praxis
Topic: Homeopathy
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Topic: Medicine
Includes index
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Topics: Medicine, Health
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by Pereira, Jonathan, 1804-1853; Carson, Joseph, 1808-1876; Schlesinger, Edward B., donor
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Edition statement in part from p. [v]
Topic: Materia Medica
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by Pereira, Jonathan, 1804-1853; Carson, Joseph, 1808-1876; Schlesinger, Edward B., donor
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Edition statement in part from p. [v]
Topic: Materia Medica
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by Laurie, Joseph, d. 1865; Hull, Amos Gerald, 1810-1859
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Includes index
Topic: Homeopathy
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by Wilson, Erasmus, Sir, 1809-1884; Wilson, Erasmus, Sir, 1809-1884. Plates illustrative of Wilson on diseases of the skin
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Supplemented by a separately published volume entitled Plates illustrative of Wilson on diseases of the skin. 4th ed. Philadelphia : Blanchard & Lea, 1857
Topics: Skin, Skin Diseases
Includes indexes
Topics: Plants, Medicinal, Phytotherapy
"The first general medical treatise published in the Western Hemisphere." Cf. T. N. Toomey's article with this title in Annals of medical history, n. s., v. 1, p. 215-228
Topics: Medicine, Health
Includes index
Topic: Plants
Running title: Celestial proteccion de la ciudad de Mexico
Topics: Religion and Medicine, Disease Outbreaks, Anniversaries and Special Events
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by Salverte, Eusèbe, 1771-1839; Thomson, Anthony Todd, 1778-1849
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Translation of Des sciences occultes
Topics: Occultism, Magic, Parapsychology
Includes index
Topics: Medicine, Health
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by Pinto, Antonio José de Sousa, ca. 1775-1853; Pinto, Luiz Maria da Silva, 1775-1869
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Includes index
Topic: Materia Medica
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by Tissot, S. A. D. (Samuel Auguste David), 1728-1797; Physician
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Translation of L'onanisme. First published in Latin under title: Tentamen de morbis ex manustupratione, in the 1758 ed. of the author's Dissertatio de febribus biliosis
Topics: Masturbation, Disease
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by Ricord, Ph., 1800-1889; Betton, Thomas Forrest, 1809-1875, translator; Goddard, Paul B. (Paul Beck), 1811-1866
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Translation of Clinique iconographique de l'Hôpital des vénériens
Topic: Syphilis